Seven employers and 25 illegal workers were netted by police and immigration and labor authorities in multiple joint raids carried out across Hong Kong over a three-day period this week.
The joint operation targeted 40 sites, including restaurants, hotels and so-called food factories, Sing Tao Daily reported.
The illegal workers – 18 men and seven women aged between 24 and 66 – were from India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal and mainland China, Oriental Daily reported. They were paid about HK$200 to HK$400 (about US$25 to US$50) a day, it said.
The minimum wage in the city for an eight-hour day works out at HK$260, on top of which employers must pay a percentage of the salary into the mandatory pension fund and other levies.
Lot of Pakistani illegal immigrants are flying from their country to China then flood to Hong Kong via Shenzhen or Guangdong.
China issues them visit visas then they disappear and its problem for China too because their disappearance and failure of authorities to snare them while crossing borders brings even more illegal immigrants.
I have seen Hong Kong is full of illegal immigrants and 90% plus are filing fake claims of persecution in Pakistan which in turns bring bad repute to Pakistan as well while they have found lot of legal loopholes to stay and work their indefinitely. Like at first filing non-refoluement claim then Hong Kong govt pays them (funny part) monthly as sustenance allowance while these Pakistanis then arrange sham marriages and then those wives apply for dependent visas for these illegal immigrants.
Lot of people work hard to earn and lot of people find loopholes in the system to get paid for doing nothing.
Shahid Zaffar Hong Kong is full of this stuff no matter whether these exploiters are from any country whether South Asian or South East Asian countries.
There also exists syndicates in Hong Kong which give you HK ID on rent. yes per day basis to use in jobs.
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